Crux were as old-fashioned as the furniture -- if there were no protective niceties
of modern invention to contend against -- there was chance enough beyond all question.
And they are not apt to remember that most of the delays and blunders are being made, not by the expert girls, but by the careless people who persist in calling wrong numbers and in ignoring the niceties
of telephone etiquette.
Happily, D'Artagnan was not yet acquainted with such niceties
They perplex their judgments by a most undue attention to little niceties
of personal appearance, habits, disposition, and other trifles which concern nobody but the lady herself.
Creeds mathematically precise, and hair-splitting niceties
of doctrine, are absolutely necessary for the salvation of some kinds of souls, but surely the charity, the purity, the unselfishness that are in the hearts of men like these would save their souls though they were bankrupt in the true religion--which is ours.
But perhaps no persons then living--certainly none in the neighborhood of Tipton--would have had a sympathetic understanding for the dreams of a girl whose notions about marriage took their color entirely from an exalted enthusiasm about the ends of life, an enthusiasm which was lit chiefly by its own fire, and included neither the niceties
of the trousseau, the pattern of plate, nor even the honors and sweet joys of the blooming matron.
The unmanly chuckle always came, I found, when the poor lady dropped her babe, but the whole thing entranced him; he tried to keep his excitement down by taking huge draughts of water; he forgot all his niceties
of conduct; he sat in holy rapture with the toy between his paws, took it to bed with him, ate it in the night, and searched for it so longingly next day that I had to go out and buy him the man with the scythe.
Theirs was a self-respect, a regard for the niceties
and clean things of life, which had held them aloof from their kind.
On household matters, and all the little niceties
of cookery, and such things, that every lady ought to be familiar with, whether she be required to make a practical use of her knowledge or not.
I too see that painting and sculpture are gymnastics of the eye, its training to the niceties
and curiosities of its function.
Omitting some of the niceties
of our previous discussion, we may say that an instrument is ACCURATE when it avoids the defects of the two boys and weather-cocks, that is to say, when--
If I know these niceties
, you will be more serviceable for your countenance just now than in any more stirring exploits.